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Family sues Fairfax County Schools over community service guidelines

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A Fairfax County school's policy on what constitutes community service hours for National Honor Society students prompted a high school senior's family to sue the school district.

An advisor at Thomas Jefferson High School hadn't counted the girl's Sunday School teaching at a church as meeting the guidelines, which specifically state that teaching Sunday School does not count. 

So with the help of the Alliance Defense Fund, an Arizona-based organization originally founded by James Dobson and other conservative religious leaders, the family sued.

A spokesperson for the Fairfax County Schools tells ABC7's Greta Kreuz that the policy is being reviewed and that the girl will be given credit.

WATCH Greta's report in the video.

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